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University of Rochester Lab Clinical Supt Tech II - 225224 in Rochester, New York

Lab Clinical Supt Tech II

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Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time


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Time as Reported Grade 090 Microbiology SMH


Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the section Supervisor and with specific direction from the Lead Tech, this position has primary responsibility for the pre-analytical processing of patient specimens that are delivered to the laboratory 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Exercises moderate skill, judgment and a knowledge of the 1enninology and common procedures and practices of Medical Technology. Enters and edits patient demographics in tbc laboratory and hospital computer systems. Receives, prioritizes, accessions and distributes clinical specimens to appropriate laboratory sections in order to meet turnaround times designated by the department. Processes specimens appropriately in order to maintain specimen integrity. Serves as a resource to physicians. nurses and other laboratory personnel regarding specimen handling and processing.


Sample Management

  • Receives specimens from inpatient and outpatient locations via couriers or pneumatic tube station.

  • Uses knowledge of test menu to prioritize handling of stat/urgent specimens and those needing special handling.

  • Takes appropriate action to ensure specimen integrity whenever testing may be delayed.

  • Tracks and receives batches, verifying receipt of specimens.

  • Works with a variety of health care providers to troubleshoot problem specimens and lo clarify correct test selection.

  • Answers questions from specimen collection locations regarding transport and minimum volumes.

  • Informs ordering providers when the ordered test(s) cannot be performed and works to remedy this situation whenever possible.

  • Prepares specimens for transport to specialized areas of testing (i.e. specialty labs. reference lab).

  • Manages sample archive storage system and specimen disposal as specified by laboratory storage guidelines.

Patient Registration and Specimen Log-in

  • Registers patient information into HIS (Hospital Information System).

  • Identifies special registration (i.e. client Bill, research).

  • Identifies and register patient billing information.

  • Logs-in laboratory procedure codes as ordered &om manual requisitions or assures accuracy of electronic orders. Enters all appropriate comments from requisitions/physician order&.

  • Follows procedure for documenting discrepancies on patient information, test(s) requested, or specimen information into the LIS.

Clerical Support

  • Answers telephone calls, providing routine information related to test results, testing/specimen requirements or other technical information (reference ranges, turnaround times and referral laboratory information), as well as general product or service information.

  • Takes appropriate action as needed to meet the customer's request, includin1 test request add-on's and proper transfer of calls to other destinations as needed.

  • Scans requisitions into the scanning system confirming readability and keywords.

  • Participates in Quality Assurance data collection as required.

Lab (Technical) Support

  • Assists technologists in the pre-analytical processing of select tests including the configuration, separating and storing of samples.

  • As applicable, loads continuous blood culture system or pre-analytical automation system for sample processing and preparation.

  • Takes temperatures and monitors environment (CO2/humidity) of rooms and equipment

  • Works with technical team and Supervisors to trouble shoot out of range conditions and documents the results as part of the laboratory's quality control guidelines.

Performs other responsibilities and projects as assigned.


  • Ability to maintain a friendly and courteous professional manner at all times.

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with co-workers and customers.

  • Excellent computer and organizational skills.

  • Ability to rotate shifts, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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